Scientists say China should aim to reach peak emissions before 2030. Photo: AP Scientists say China should aim to reach peak emissions before 2030. Photo: AP
Scientists say China should aim to reach peak emissions before 2030. Photo: AP

China’s carbon neutral goals slowed by ‘inertia’, climate scientists warn

  • A report from Tsinghua University says the country should aim to reach peak carbon emissions before 2030 and then accelerate the pace of reform
  • But experts say meeting Xi Jinping’s commitments ‘needs time and a huge effort’ because continued economic growth will increase demand for energy

Topic |   Climate change
Scientists say China should aim to reach peak emissions before 2030. Photo: AP Scientists say China should aim to reach peak emissions before 2030. Photo: AP
Scientists say China should aim to reach peak emissions before 2030. Photo: AP
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